Instagram adds 'Photos Of You' name tagging

photosofyou.pngThere’s a small, but rather useful tweak to Instagram today. The photo app/social network has added a new feature called Photos of You, which it is billing as a new way to add people and things to photos.

According to Instagram one of the most common things people do on Instagram is @ mention their friends when they want to add them to a photo. .

With the latest tweak when you upload a photo to Instagram, you’re now able to add the people and things in the photo in a similar way to how you add a location and hashtags.

And when you get tagged you’ll receive a notification and the photo will appear in your “Photos of You” – a new section on your profile where you can curate all of the photos you’ve been added to.

If you are picky about what shots of you get tagged you can also adjust the setting so that no photos of you appear on your profile until you approve them.

The Photos of You feature will be available on Instagram for iOS version 3.5 in the App Store and Instagram for Android version 3.5 in the Google Play Store.

Here’s a quick vid from Instagram that shows how it works. More info here.

Introducing Photos of You from Instagram on Vimeo.

Ashley Norris